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US Monkeypox Cases Rise to 20 as Vaccines Shipped to States

  • Authorities working with high-risk communities to curb spread
  • More than 700 cases seen globally, CDC official says
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The number of US cases of monkeypox rose to 20, six more than late last week, as the government began shipping drugs and vaccines to eight states that requested them. 

All the US cases of the disease, seen in 11 states, are recovering or have already recovered, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in a briefing, and one other person who was affected and tested positive outside the US is now in the country. The government has delivered 1,200 doses of vaccine and 100 courses of treatment, they said.